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 Thursday 8 November - Friday 9 November

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Boomtown! Dinner – Thursday, 8 November (6pm – 10pm) – Sofitel Wentworth Sydney
Thursday is the pre-conference dinner, showcasing Western Sydney talent and awarding achievement. This year we will be presenting the Dialogue Patrons’ Prizes for Excellence in Public Policy as well as announcing the BOOMTOWN! Project of the Year. The evening will be a great opportunity to network with Western Sydney’s business, government and community stakeholders, and includes an address by former NSW Premier, the Hon. Mike Baird, now Chief Customer Officer - Consumer Banking at NAB.

Boomtown! Summit – Friday, 9 November (8:30am – 4:30pm) – Sofitel Wentworth Sydney
Friday is the BOOMTOWN! conference, Greater Western Sydney’s flagship property & infrastructure summit when the “West comes to town” to talk all things development, property, finance and infrastructure. Notable confirmed speakers include the Hon. Andrew Constance MP, NSW Minister for Transport & Infrastructure, the Hon. Stuart Ayres MP, NSW Minister for Western Sydney, the Hon. Chris Bowen MP, Federal Shadow Treasurer and Rodd Staples, Secretary for Transport for NSW.

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BOOMTOWN! 2018 Speakers

Rebecca Grasso
Director - City Identity, Experience & Engagement
City of Parramatta

Chris Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
Urban Taskforce

Dr Steven Kennedy (Thurs. 8th Nov.)
Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development

Sally Loane
Board Member
Venues NSW

Natalie Malligan
Head of Cities - Australia & NZ

Sara Mansour
Bankstown Poetry Slam

Larry McGrath
EGM, Customer and Corporate Affairs
John Holland Group

Graham Millett
Chief Executive Officer

Jim Modrouvanos
Executive Director, Freight - Industry Branch
Transport for NSW

Charles Moore
Chief Executive Officer
Sydney Olympic Park Authority

Geoff Roberts (Thurs. 8th Nov.)
Deputy Chief Commissioner
Greater Sydney Commission

Dr Ryan Signor
Director – Western Sydney

Dr Michael Spence AC
Sydney University

Rodd Staples
Transport for NSW

Matthew Stewart
General Manager
City of Canterbury-Bankstown

Hon. Alan Tudge MP ** (invited Thurs. 8th Nov.)
Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure & Population

Angela Vithoulkas
Independent Councillor
City of Sydney 

Paul Walker
Development Director, Retail & Mixed Use
The GPT Group

Jenny Wiggins
Infrastructure Reporter
Australian Financial Review

Kevin Young
Managing Director
Sydney Water

Kirsten Andrews
Director, Media and Government Relations
The University of Sydney

Hon. Stuart Ayres MP
Minister for Western Sydney

Brendon Baker
Project Development Director
Sydney Metro West
Transport for NSW

Hon. Mike Baird (Thurs. 8th Nov.)
Chief Customer Officer - Consumer Banking

Matthew Beggs
Executive General Manager, Projects

Jim Betts
Chief Executive
Infrastructure NSW

Hon. Chris Bowen MP
Federal Shadow Treasurer

John Burton OBE
Managing Director - Urban Regeneration

Joseph Carrozzi
Managing Partner

Ty Christopher
General Manager Asset Management
Endeavour Energy

Phil Chronican
Chairman Designate
Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Hon. Andrew Constance MP
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

Jason de Sousa
Director, Major Projects

Segolene Deeley
Director of Corporate Affairs
Keolis Downer

Lindy Deitz (Thurs. 8th Nov.)
Chief Executive
City of Campbelltown

Christopher Dore
The Australian

Will Dwyer
General Manager, Strategic Planning
Goodman Group

Peter FitzSimons
Sydney Morning Herald

Leilani Frew
Chief Executive
Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency

Maryanne Graham
Head of Corporate Affairs